young minds

Nutritious School Meals • Food for Life

We support schools, parents and pupils in the city of Southampton with delicious, nutritious and award winning school meals. 


School Meals

City Catering Southampton School Meals:
Fuelling Young Minds

We are a charitable catering company, serving 1.7m nutritious hot meals in 46 schools across Southampton each year.


School Catering Partnerships

We partner with: nurseries and infant schools; junior and primary schools; SEN schools; PRUs and secondary schools – all within Southampton.

For each, our menu is devised with the specific needs of the school and its pupils in mind, from the number of meal choices available day-to-day, to the theme days and special events we plan in. Our meals also comply with the nutritional requirements of the Government’s School Food Plan.

Each school is a valued member of our charity, represented fully on our organisation’s Board of Trustees. Our aim is to ensure that each pupil in our 47 partner schools gets a delicious, nutritionally balanced hot meal at lunchtime, to help them focus on their studies throughout the afternoon, on every school day.

Our Mission

Proud to display the
Food For Life catering mark

We are proud to be Food For Life accredited for our school meals service – it means we’re committed to designing menus that make the best use of local, seasonal ingredients, that are also free from controversial additives, with 75% of our meals being freshly prepared from scratch on site or in a local kitchen.

Find out more about our Food Food Life commitment below

View Accreditations


Join our team

Fancy your chances in persuading a 6-year-old to try a new dish? Or in serving a 3-choice nutritious dinner for 500 children? We’ve got kitchen-team jobs and more. Explore careers at City Catering Southampton, where our people truly make a difference in children’s lives.


Explore careers